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Divorce and Special Needs Child in Colorado

Divorce can be much more difficult for parents of a child with special needs. On top of the common divorce issues to sort out, the child’s particular needs must be included in divorce arrangements and future planning.  Discussions on topics like child custody, visitation, child support, and alimony can be...
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How Does Moving Out Affect Divorce in Colorado?

Going through a divorce is life-changing. Divorcing couples have to decide on certain things, including whether or not one of them should move out of the marital residence. The choice can be heart-wrenching. After all, the marital home is usually their biggest asset, representing the time they’ve spent together as...
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How Do I File For Divorce In El Paso County, Colorado?

Divorce is legally called “dissolution of marriage” in Colorado. These are the steps to follow to pursue divorce in Colorado’s El Paso County. Step 1. Meeting The Prerequisites Colorado law follows a “no fault” divorce system in which you do not have to prove that your spouse did anything wrong...
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Termination of Parental Rights Colorado

Parents may terminate their parental rights in certain cases if they feel it best for the child. Colorado courts can also terminate these rights if the parent is found unfit and if it believes it is in the child’s best interest. When your parental rights are taken away, it means...
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Dropping Domestic Violence Charges in Colorado

Colorado’s domestic violence laws are severe and offenders are prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law. If you have been accused of domestic violence, the charge cannot be dropped even if the alleged victim doesn’t want to bring action against you, or even if the accusation is false. Since...
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Will COVID-19 Affect Parenting Time In Colorado?

Colorado mothers and fathers with a parenting time order have been wondering if the COVID-19 pandemic impacts their parenting plan. That’s a reasonable question, since the coronavirus threat has prompted many states, including Colorado, to enforce stay-at-home mandates and travel restrictions. Here are answers to some important questions regarding co-parenting...
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Unmarried Fathers Custody Rights Colorado

When a child is born in Colorado to unwed parents, the mother is given sole legal and physical custody. The unmarried father has no custody or visitation rights. The birth of the child does not automatically grant a legitimate parent-child relationship. This holds true even if the couple is cohabiting...
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